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Life With God Is Easy And Light

Don’t take my word for it, read for yourself. Read it out loud.

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 

Matthew 11:28

It always warms my heart to know that Jesus sees the cares we carry in our hearts. He knows the worries you have for your family and for the future. He feels the heaviness in your heart as you struggle with the illnesses.

 He says to you, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Jesus wants to give you rest. And He says that the way you receive rest is to be yoked with Him, for His yoke is easy and His burden is light (see Matthew 11:29–30).

What does it mean to be yoked with Jesus? Imagine a pair of oxen yoked together. The younger ox sees what the lead ox does and follows. If the lead ox turns left, the younger ox turns left. If the lead ox stops, the younger ox stops. When the lead ox starts moving again, the younger ox follows. 

Likewise, Jesus wants us to follow His leading and flow with Him.

It is not hard to flow with Jesus because He will not lay anything heavy on you—“For My yoke is easy and My burden is light(Matthew 11:30). When you are yoked with Him and you flow with Him, you will find that there is nothing heavy-hearted, ill-fitting or burdensome from the Lord. When you flow with the Lord, you will find that things fall into place. You will not be weighed down, anxious or distressed.

You might say, “But Pastor Prince, God has given me this heavy burden. It is weighing heavily on my heart!”

My friend, if the burden is heavy, it is not from God because Jesus said that His burden is light. The devil has probably given you the burden to crush you!

“This is not to make light of how serious your burden is, the purpose is to expose the enemy and his tricks.”

Jesus did say that His burden is light and His yoke easy. So a life yoked with Him is anxiety- and worry-free.

Read for yourself, read it out loud, because faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God.

“Romans 10:17 NKJV, So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

Beloved, follow His leadership and flow with Him, and you will find rest for your soul.

By ptsddfw.org

Aaron Thomas is a U.S. Navy veteran, having served as a shipboard electrical technician. Aaron's previous career involved a thirty-year entrepreneurial endeavor in which he founded and served as president of Computer Dynamics Consulting, a firm that provided Information Technology related services. His education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography, and Digital Imaging earned at Texas A&M Commerce.

Driven by post-traumatic stress-related experiences (often referred to as PTSD), Aaron founded a 501C3 nonprofit, which he intimately named Photographically Touching Souls Deeply, purposefully re-coining the acronym PTSD. As Founder and President of PTSD, Aaron amalgamates expertise and enthusiastic interest in his endeavor to provide, for fellow veterans and their loved ones, supplemental relief, comfort, and innovative coping skills for post-traumatic stress through the practice of evidence-based Therapeutic Photography.

As a 2022 graduate completing his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Film and Documentary Production, Aaron has broadened his skills to include the art of comprehensive storytelling through film-making. Additionally, Aaron is certified by the State of Texas as a Mental Health Peer Specialist, specializing in Therapeutic Storytelling to share the life-lived pathway of recovery with first responders and their families.

Aaron is inspired by his devoted wife of twenty-nine years, his four daughters, and five grandchildren. His family motivated him to attend college after surviving as a high school dropout. In college, Aaron discovered how the creation of digital images complements clinical therapy such that it improves and accelerates mental well-being and enhances the quality of life. His mantra is that his contribution to humanity must persistently supersede his reward.

Aaron Mahlon MFA
Documentary Producer / Photographer / Content Creator

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